Godwin's Law

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Turkey's President Claimed the Worst Role Model Ever

No biggie, he just wants to rule more like Hitler

(Newser) - The president of a US ally just tried to appear reasonable by pointing out the similarities between his proposal and Hitler's Germany, the Telegraph reports. It was—to say the least—surprising. "Erdogan has to be the first politician to Godwin himself," one incredulous man tweets . Recep... More »

Lawmaker Stands By ObamaCare-Nazi Analogy

Tennessee's Campfield says it should be taken as a 'warning'

(Newser) - A Tennessee lawmaker already famous for his over-the-top political stances just went over-the-top in the grandaddy of all ways: a Holocaust comparison for ObamaCare and Democrats. In a blog post yesterday, state Rep. Stacey Campfield wrote that "Democrats bragging about the number of mandatory sign ups for Obamacare is... More »

New Jersey Union VP Rails Against 'Adolf Christie'

He later apologized, called statements 'unacceptable'

(Newser) - Godwin’s law alert: A union leader in New Jersey went just a bit overboard yesterday in a rally in front of the statehouse, repeatedly likening Governor Chris Christie to Adolf Hitler. “It took World War II to get rid of Adolf Hitler,” Communications Workers of America... More »

Lars von Trier: I Love Being 'Persona Non Grata'

But he's sorry for the Hitler schtick

(Newser) - Lars von Trier is truly sorry he joked about being a Nazi —but he's not all that sad he's been kicked out of Cannes . "I must say, `persona non grata' is a wonderful word," the former Palme d'Or winner tells the AP . "It... More »

Roger Ailes: NPR Brass Are 'Nazis'

Fox News boss also says Jon Stewart is 'crazy'

(Newser) - Roger Ailes thinks Juan Williams is a “true liberal,” but he hired him anyway because he was mad at NPR. “They are, of course, Nazis,” the Fox News chief told Howard Kurtz of the Daily Beast . “They are the left wing of Nazism. … They... More »

Blame Leaders on the Right for This, Not Wingnuts

They're spouting evil, and this is the result

(Newser) - The billboard in Iowa grouping President Obama with Hitler and Lenin probably won't be the last of its kind, writes Dana Milbank. And it's not enough to blame the local Tea Party "geniuses" in Mason City for spreading the "vile" message: This "was not a one-off by... More »

Please, No More Nazi References

The Holocaust is not a joke

(Newser) - Holocaust references have become ridiculously common in America’s political discourse, and it’s got to stop, writes Jewish activist Marvin Hier in the LA Times . In the past month alone we’ve seen Nazis invoked to decry everything from Barack Obama’s handling of the BP crisis to Meg... More »

Jerry Brown Compares Meg Whitman to Goebbels

California gubernatorial race turns ugly early

(Newser) - Jerry Brown has $20 million in his California gubernatorial campaign coffers, but the $71 million Meg Whitman spent in securing the Republican nomination has her Democratic opponent worried—so worried he's comparing her to Nazi leader Joseph Goebbels. "Goebbels invented this kind of propaganda," California's current AG said... More »

Author: Palin 'Incites Hatred' Like a 'Nazi Trooper'

Joe McGinniss says he grabbed the house because it was cheap

(Newser) - For much of his interview with Matt Lauer this morning on the Today show , author Joe McGinniss seemed reasonable enough. Sarah Palin's least favorite new neighbor said he's not up to anything “creepy,” and that he'd “be living in this house if the Palins lived on the... More »

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